!(feature_l)http://relayer.s3.amazonaws.com/articles/spreads/4e64bc6da5a9f90001000066.jpg bang! Magazine’s favourite underground electronic music festival Bloc is about to undergo a major revamp for 2012. After celebrating its fifth birthday at the flagship Bultins in Minehead, the highly praised three-day March event is moving out of the seaside resort and into later months.
Exact details are yet to be confirmed, but in a statement released today Bloc said: “The holiday resorts that have played host to Bloc since 2007 are always in small seaside towns. The spectacular support Bloc has received over these five sold out years has always placed a huge strain
on the local infrastructure. Minehead could simply no longer handle so many visitors having such a good time at such a high octane, high volume event over a single weekend. As a result, it is no longer possible for the good people at Butlinʼs to accommodate us all, so Bloc is bringing forward plans for expansion into new, brighter territory.
“Bloc is re-booting for 2012. The festival will be held later in the year, at a brand new venue that can house the state-of-the-art production and hi-fidelity vibes our Bloc family deserves. We can’t wait to let you in on the details of Bloc’s new home. As soon as we’ve got clearance to, we’ll release this crucial info to the Bloc network.
“Until then, thank you for your love and support these past five years of holiday park mayhem. We’re already looking forward to stepping towards the light of the new Bloc epoch hand in hand with you, the Bloc family who made it possible.”
You can follow the latest at www.blocweekend.com and on the Bloc Facebook page, we’ll let you know as soon as we hear anything!